The Rim Country air vibrates with music this month. First, the Mazatzal Hotel & Casino offer an Elton John tribute concert Saturday, Feb. 13, then there are Christian and jazz concerts planned.
Good Earth years behind schedule, but plans to thin 16,000 acres in 2016
This year logging trucks will drive 6.7 million miles hauling 823,000 tons of wood harvested from 16,000 acres as part of the Four Forest Restoration Initiative.
Governor’s proposed 1.4 percent increase draws praise, criticism
Gov. Doug Ducey’s austere budget features a 1.4 percent increase in spending, $1 billion in reserves, more tax cuts and the elimination of the once-massive “structural deficit.”
Hits and Grins is a one of a kind “in the round” acoustical and intimate musical experience.
Four families from the Phoenix area have decided to focus their annual donations to those less fortunate to Kaitie’s Closet.
New state funding formula could inflict more pain on districts with declining enrollment
In a perfectly awful fiscal storm, changes in state budgeting could have a crushing impact on Payson Unified School District if the opening of a charter school this year causes a big dip in enrollment.
Superintendent briefs board on status of bills
The Arizona Legislature is back in session — which means Payson Unified School District Superintendent Greg Wyman is gearing up for more onslaughts on district schools — if the bills he’s tracking make it through the committee process.
Ever heard of thundersnow?
Pirch teams won 10 championships
A pair of former Payson High School coaches are on a prestigious list of the most successful high school wrestling coaches in Arizona based on state championship wins.
Payson says Blue Ridge water will allow the city to build up to a population of 38,000.
The Healthy Foodie
So, I told my editor that I wouldn’t have made it into work if I didn’t have my chamomile tea to help me sleep. I’ve used the herb for years to get me back to sleep when insomnia hits.
I have been honored and proud to have lived through the presidencies of FDR, Truman, Ike, JFK, LBJ, Nixon, Ford, Carter, Reagan, RW Bush, Clinton, W Bush, and Obama.
Outdoors Under the Rim
The late winter in Arizona has traditionally been the time to hunt javelina with a firearm.
The following words, penned by Emma Lazarus, are inscribed on a plaque at the base of the Statue of Liberty: “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The retched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door.”
Girls basketball team up one day, down the next
The Payson High girls basketball team — playing back to back weekend games — smoked visiting Apache Junction 54-21, but the following day lost 60-37 to a home standing Blue Ridge Yellow Jacket team that has been tough to beat on its own floor.
I live on McLane in Payson and I was out shoveling my long driveway after our last snow.
Firefighters quickly extinguished a fire in a trash can last week.
Longhorns to send band of stalwarts to sectional tourney
Although the Payson High School wrestling team will not be a favorite to win the Division III, Section I championship tournament when it unfolds Saturday, Feb. 6 at Bradshaw Mountain High School, the Longhorns will send to it a band of stalwarts expected to battle for medal honors.
The Super Bowl is already the most-watched television program in the United States, and this year’s 50th game is sure to take the experience to a whole new level.
A letter writer asserts “It is Congress’ responsibility and that of the president to protect the citizenry from all enemies foreign and domestic.”